Events & Programs

Fall 2019 

Remembering Toni Morrison: A Reflection and Celebration
Friday, September 6th @ 12:00pm
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street - Providence, RI

FREE and Open to Everyone 

A collaboration between The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre and The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA)

Spring 2019

2019 Commencement/ Reunion Weekend 

The Department of 
Africana Studies
Diploma Ceremony  

Sunday, May 26th

Churchill House BassPas

*Starting immediately following University ceremony - approximately 2:30pm

Film Screening & Digital Gallery 

Join us for a Digital Gallery "because they did, we can" and the Walkout! Film Screening - all taking place during Brown's 2019 Commencement and Reunion Weekend. 

Thursday, May 24th - Saturday, May 25th
Churchill House BassPas 

FREE and Open to Everyone

Special thanks Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs in Acting and Directing,Brown Alumni Association, Inman Page Black Alumni Council, Brown Media and Production Group

RWANDA : 25 Years After the
Genocide Against the Tutsi 

a commemoration

With a showing of the short film
"I Married My Family's Killer"
by Emily Kassle '14

 April 17th | 5:00PM-6:30PM

Churchill House 
Rites and Reason Theatre

10th Anniversary Celebration

The Black Lavender Experience: Theatre and Conversation Sparked by Queer Artists of Color


April 10-13th 

Churchill House
Rites and Reason Theatre

Schedule of events available here 


Dissertation Defense of Shamara Wyllie Alhassan

Rastafari Women's Intellectual History and Ativism in the Pan-African World

March 15th | 1:00-3:00PM 

Churchill House
Conference Room 

The Coup Clock Clicks
Book Launch by Brian Meeks  

Department Chair and Professor of Africana Studies, Brian Meeks, will read a selection of poems from his book to music accompanied by a Folkthought led by Colin Channer, Assistant Professor of Literary Arts.  

March 14th | 7:00PM

Churchill House
Rites and Reason Theatre

FREE and Open to the Public


The Coup Clock Clicks is an important contribution to Caribbean poetry.” -Mervyn Morris

Policing, Warfare, Incarceration: A History of Urban Violence 

Lecture by Elizabeth Hinton
Harvard Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies

March 14th | 4:00 pm 

Stephen Robert Hall 101 Watson Institute 

This talk is sponsored by the Africana Studies Department, CSSJ, CSREA, and The Brown University Department of History.

 Dissertation Defense of Bedour Alagraa

The Interminable Catastrophe: Fatal Liberalisms, Plantation Logics, and Black Political Life in the Wake of Disaster

March 13th | 12:30-2:30PM 

Churchill House
Conference Room